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Tamiya and Zvezda, 1/35 scale

by Brett Green


When Tamiya sent their brand-new 1/35 scale ISU-152 for review, I knew that I would have to build it straight away.

However, I had a number of after-market accessories for the old Zvezda kit squirelled away in my accessory drawers. It seemed a shame to waste these, so I decided to build both models side by side.

Eduard's older photo-etched set plus Aber's exquisite metal barrel helped enahnce the 1990s vintage Zvezda kit. Thanks to Creative Models Australia, I also added workable Model Kasten tracks. There was a bit of old-fashioned scratch building involved too.



By contrast, Tamiya's beautiful new kit was built straight from the box.



The construction of both models feature in a detailed articles in Issue 45 of Model Military International magazine. This issue also includes a "Think Tank Lite" reference piece with some background and historical photos.

The Tamiya kit has been sent to Sam Dwyer for painting and weathering (he has made a few modifications too!); while I wil be finishing off the Zvezda kit myself.

Model, Images and Text by Brett Green
Page Created 29 November, 2009
Page Last Updated 29 November, 2009